PLDT ties up with Globe to avert Internet outages PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 15:41

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company, which operates the Smart and Talk ‘N Text, has tied up with Globe to minimize if not avert Internet connectivity cuts or outages in Zamboanga City.

Amante de Guzman, PLDT Operations manager, announced at yesterday’s press briefing in City Hall that PLDT and Globe have recently forged the swap fiber optic agreement, which will be ready for service on Dec. 31.

However, he said the PLDT-Globe fiber optic swap is currently undergoing testing, the reason for the shortened Internet cut last Saturday by 1 hour and 30 minutes.

He said Saturday’s Internet cut could have been longer “but because of the PLDT-Globe swap, Zamboanga City was back on line in 1 hour and 30 minutes.”

The fiber optic cut was located 3 kms from Ipil to Zamboanga.

De Guzman also reported that for 2015 PLDT had recorded 53 Internet outages in the entire Zamboanga Peninsula, and in most cases or 90% of those fiber optic cuts were caused by the backhoe of DPWH undergoing expansion projects on the national highway connecting Zamboanga to Ipil, Sibugay.

Of the number, 15 fiber optic cuts were reported between Zamboanga and Ipil, 7 between Ipil and Buug, 15 breaks between Buug and Pagadian, 2 between Pagadian and Ozamis, 7 between Dipolog and Sindanagn.

De Guzman likewise bared the PLDT project that will make Zamboanga resilient to telephone and data glitches.— Vic Larato